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August 22nd, 2010, 08:50 AM
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For those of you who have had a c-section, how do you feel about VBAC?

Is it something you would consider?

Is your doctor/midwife supportive?

Would you try for an hbac? (Homebirth after c-section)

How does your SO feel about V/HBAC?

Does your provider have a certain amount of time you must meet between pregnancies for them to allow you to try for a vbac? (For instance, my cousin's OB says there must be 18m minimum between deliveries for him to allow his patients to attempt a VBAC)
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August 22nd, 2010, 08:08 PM
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For those of you who have had a c-section, how do you feel about VBAC? Very determined to have one

Is it something you would consider? Yep

Is your doctor/midwife supportive? Yep

Would you try for an hbac? (Homebirth after c-section) We are planning a hbac for this baby, im due in days

How does your SO feel about V/HBAC? very supportive

Does your provider have a certain amount of time you must meet between pregnancies for them to allow you to try for a vbac? 18 months
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September 5th, 2010, 03:46 PM
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For those of you who have had a c-section, how do you feel about VBAC?

Is it something you would consider? It took me a while to decide, but yes, I'm going for it.

Is your doctor/midwife supportive? My 1st OB was supportive but not w/a hospital that allows them, so I now see an OB an hour away - the closest option.

Would you try for an hbac? (Homebirth after c-section) Not w/my health issues

How does your SO feel about V/HBAC? Don't have one, but my family thinks I am insane & stupid.

Does your provider have a certain amount of time you must meet between pregnancies for them to allow you to try for a vbac?
Not sure, but they do have time limits on how long labor can last before intervening. Which I think stinks! Fetal distress, sure, absolutely, but arbitrary time limits? How can say how long labor should take?
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September 21st, 2010, 03:06 PM
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Lissy - did you get your hbac? Would LOVE to hear all about it!!

Mandy, I'm sorry your family isn't being supportive Please come here anytime you need support! it's a quiet board, but a fantastic one full of very intelligent, insightful women!!
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September 26th, 2010, 06:02 AM
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For those of you who have had a c-section, how do you feel about VBAC? I think TOLAC (trial of labor after cesarean) should be the standard protocol for all routine, otherwise low risk pregnancies. I don't think cesareans should be scheduled unless there's a reason for the OB to think a rupture is extremely likely or the mother has a health issue that requires a c/s (like a history of previous ruptures or epilepsy or something)

Is it something you would consider? While they were prepping me for my ER c/s, I was asking about VBAC. It's been our plan all along.

Is your doctor/midwife supportive? VERY - I was cleared for a TOLAC at my 6 wk pp visit

Would you try for an hbac? (Homebirth after c-section) I definitely would - I even found a midwife here who does them. But my DH said no way in hades. So I think my plan is to deliver baby #2 in the hospital and then see about going to HBAC with #3+

How does your SO feel about V/HBAC? Scared. Our labor was such a traumatic, horrific experience that labor in general scares him. His fears have nothing to do with rupture. They're all about "oh GOD, what if it's like that again?!" I think if he could participate in a normal birth, he would be much more supportive of VBAC and HBAC. When I first got pregnant he was very anti-midwife. Then he saw on our hospital tour the difference between how the midwives approach birth and how the hospital approaches birth, and he quickly changed his mind. So I think if he saw a very hands-off, normal violence-free birth and realized the hospital setting wasn't necessary, he would probably come along. He's no dummy

Does your provider have a certain amount of time you must meet between pregnancies for them to allow you to try for a vbac? (For instance, my cousin's OB says there must be 18m minimum between deliveries for him to allow his patients to attempt a VBAC) They didn't mention one. I've always read at least 1 year between c/s - but that means you could get pregnant at 8 weeks pp, so I'm betting they don't consider that worth mentioning.
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